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23/9/2016 Community Resilience conference
The Surrey Prepared Community Resilience conference takes place on 27 September. It is a packed programme with key speakers delivering talks on a wide range of issues including how to encourage public and community preparedness, planning for emergencies and future threats.

There are still a few spaces for public and community groups, volunteer or faith organisations or professionals who might be interested in attending.
23/9/2016 Stoptober is back
Based on research that if you stop smoking for 28-days you are five times more likely to quit for good, England’s seven million smokers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Stoptober campaign, starting on 1 October.
19/9/2016 Temporary closure of level crossing on Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe
Between the hours of 11pm on 30 September and 6am on 1 October 2016, the level crossing at Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe, will be closed to allow Network Rail to carry out barrier and lights maintenance.
16/9/2016 Help wanted for new Men in Sheds Project in Oxted
A new Men in Sheds project is being launched in Oxted at the Woodhouse Centre and pioneering volunteers are needed to help set it up.
16/9/2016 New “Singing for the Brain”® group for people with dementia in Oxted
A new singing group for people living with dementia is being launched by the Alzheimer’s Society, in Oxted. There are 1,269 people living with dementia in Tandridge.
16/9/2016 Discover more about Lingfield’s history
This year’s Surrey Heritage Showcase event will take place on Saturday 8 October at Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield from 12pm–4pm. The event will focus on Lingfield and the surrounding area.
16/9/2016 Initial proposals for new constituencies published
Did you know that Parliamentary constituencies are set to change? The independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has announced proposals for changes to constituencies in England for the next General Election and needs your help to shape their final recommendations, ensuring they take into consideration local knowledge and views.
16/9/2016 Watch out for computer takeover scams
Scams which involve taking over your computer and your bank details are currently operating in our area.
16/9/2016 Changes in local welfare benefits support
After three and a half years the countywide GetWis£ welfare benefits service will close from 30 September 2016. This is due to unprecedented financial challenges for health and social care commissioners and competing priorities for local investment.

The GetWise Advice Line will be available until Monday 26 September: Tel: 0300 030 1002, Text: 07561 392 818.

After this, for information, advice or support about welfare benefits, contact your local Citizens Advice organisation, Job CentrePlus, Age UK or Age Concern. Details of these organisations can be found on surreyinformationpoint.org.uk .
12/9/2016 Committee commits to next phase of council house building
Last week’s Housing Committee committed to the next phase of council house building as it agreed to provide new homes on its Godstone Road car park, in Whyteleafe.
9/9/2016 Could you help support a family in need?
Home-Start East Surrey is a local charity, which provides regular support, friendship and practical help for families with young children who are struggling to cope. This may be for a variety of reasons such as isolation, post-natal depression, disability, bereavement or multiple births. The service covers families living in the East Surrey area including Tandridge, Redhill, Reigate, Horley and Dorking. 
8/9/2016 Council tax phone scam
A council tax phone scam continues to operate in our area.
7/9/2016 New way of delivering community transport agreed
New way of delivering community transport agreed
6/9/2016 Power cut? Call 105
A new national power cut phone line has launched to help people contact the company that looks after their electricity network.  A lot of people don’t know who to call to report or get updates about power cuts, with many wrongly calling the energy supply companies they pay their bills to. 105 aims to solve this problem, providing people with an easy-to-remember number that will put them straight through to their local electricity network operator. This is particularly important when there is bad weather as severe storms can cause major disruption to electricity supply into homes and businesses. For more information visit  www.powercut105.com .
6/9/2016 Are you recycling right?
Do you know what's new in recycling? It's always worth checking what and how you can recycle to reduce what you throw away, as recycling services can change and packaging can be confusing.
6/9/2016 Official opening of new homes in Acorn Gardens, Oxted and Eldon Road, Caterham
Councillor Pat Cannon, the Chairman of Tandridge District Council, will officially open the new homes at Acorn Gardens, Oxted, on Monday 12 September at 10.30am. These flagship homes are the first the Council has built in 25 years.